Lagos - Acting President of Nigeria Football Federation,
Mike Umeh, has pledged that the federation would not leave any stone unturned
towards Golden Eaglets' qualification for the 2015 African U-17 Championship in
Umeh met players and officials at the team's Continental
Suite Hotel in Abeokuta on Sunday for the first time in his capacity as the head
of the NFF. He said he was impressed with their performance so far, adding that
the NFF would continue to support the team despite its lean resources for
"We are really happy to put you here at this hotel
facility because this is the same place that the Super Eagles usually
use," said the former manager of the 1994 African Cup of Nations' winning
"This is our way of appreciating you and we want you to
continue to do your best because you equally have the support of President
Goodluck Jonathan and Honourable Sports Minister."
He later approved the request of Coach Emmanuel Amuneke for continuous
camping of the team ahead of their final qualifying match in September, adding
that the NFF is well aware of the challenges inherent in grooming players at
"We understand the challenges but be rest assured that
we would continue with your camping in Calabar," he added.
Amuneke thanked the Acting President for
visiting the team before their 4-0 win against Congo Democratic Republic on
Sunday in Abeokuta, saying coaching crew would continue to do their best to meet
the aspirations of the NFF as well as Nigerians in general.
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